What is Clinical Massage Therapy?
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You might often come across different types of pain in your body. This might be due to reasons unknown or induced due to an external injury or stressor on the body. Clinical massage therapist tends to deal with more serious issues and work alongside a doctor or physical therapist and generally do so by prescription from the doctor to work on specific areas. The massage therapist may have to perform slow movements to enable the patient to relax but ultimately it has a host of techniques and benefits which would provide you optimum health and movement.
The Benefits of Clinical Massage Therapy are:
- Specific remedial massage focused on correcting your injury/ condition
- Can assist in alleviating symptoms of low back pain and sciatica symptoms
- Reduce Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Studies have shown remedial massage can assist in reducing joint pain
- Improve joint mobility
- Deep tissue pressure breaking up adhesions
- Removes toxins from the muscle
- Reduces injury downtime
- Evens out any muscle balance discrepancy
There are various remedial massage techniques that your therapist might perform:
Trigger Point Therapy
This technique involves the application of pressure to tender spots on your body to release pain. These sore spots in your soft tissue generally happen around injury sites that causes pain in other parts of the body. A trigger point in the back, for example, may produce referral pain in the neck. The results and benefits of trigger point massage are releasing constricted areas in the muscles thus alleviating pain.
Fascia lies beneath the skin and the tissues covering the muscles and the bones. Often there is a fascial restriction which can be released by the myofascial technique. This fascial tissue is stretched and aligned with the skin to ease pain caused by stress, trauma or external injury. Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion.
Deep Transverse Frictions
Deep friction massage is a specific connective tissue massage that was developed by Cyriax. The massage is deep and must be applied transversely to the specific tissue involved unlike the superficial massage given in the longitudinal direction parallel to the vessels which enhances circulation and return of fluids.
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation
This technique includes the simultaneous stretching and contraction of the muscles to elongate your muscle length. This is done to relieve pain and release any obstruction in the area.
What is the cost of a Remedial Massage:
So, next time you are looking for a massage and Google “Remedial Massage Centre near me” or Clinical Massage Therapy give Advanced Health a call at (03) 9484 9185. We are conveniently located on Plenty Rd (Preston, Thornbury border) – providing quality care to those in Preston, Thornbury, Northcote, and Reservoir. Our highly trained Chiropractors, Massage Therapist, and Pilates Instructors have confidence that natural self-healing healthcare should be an integral part of everyone’s health plan. We treat the real causes of illness, not just the symptoms, using clinically proven treatments and non-invasive diagnostic tests.